What genre is the book Uglies?
Young adult fictionScience fictionFantasy FictionDystopian Fiction
What makes Uglies a dystopian novel?
Dystopian Literature Sure, there are hoverboards, but there’s also a repressive government in the city and a secret police who will force you to undergo surgery. That’s why we say this book includes elements of dystopia, which is an imaginary, terrible world. (Utopia is when it’s a good world.)
What is the message of the book Uglies?
One major theme of the novel “Uglies” by Scott Westerfeld is beauty comes from within, and not the outer appearance. This is primarily developed throughout the main character Tally Youngblood. This theme is also established throughout conflict, plot, characterization, and setting.
Why did Scott Westerfeld write the book Uglies?
Other people will try to outdo each other, and manipulate themselves in ways that we don’t consider remotely pretty right now. So thinking these thoughts, I wanted to write a future in which these technologies were fairly common.
What age is the uglies appropriate for?
After seeing the 11+ age rating, I chose to read the book aloud to my two children (ages 9 and 12). “Uglies” is the first of a triligy by Scott Westerfeld….What age is the uglies appropriate for?
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|Grades 6 – 8||Grades 3 – 12||5.2|
What is the conflict in Uglies?
The central conflict of the whole novel is Tally trying to decide if she really wants to become pretty like everyone else or if she wants to live out her days “ugly” like Shay in the Smoke.
What happens in the book The Uglies by Scott Westerfeld?
But Tally’s new friend Shay isn’t sure she wants to become a pretty. When Shay runs away, Tally learns about a whole new side of the pretty world– and it isn’t very pretty. The authorities offer Tally a choice: find her friend and turn her in, or never turn pretty at all. Tally’s choice will change her world forever… More Details…
Who is the author of the Uglies series?
Scott Westerfeld is a New York Times bestselling author of YA. He was born in the Texas and now lives in Sydney and New York City. In 2001, Westerfeld married fellow author Justine Larbalestier. He is best known for the Uglies and Leviathan series. His next book, IMPOSTORS, returns to the world of Uglies. It comes out September 11, 2018.
What are the dystopian aspects of the book Uglies?
The dystopian aspects come from the fact that there is a dark aspect to the pretty-ing operation. The writing is quite pacy and the characters are believable and well rounded. Some of the moralistic aspects are a little heavy handed and no-one will be surprised by the twists and turns of the plot, but it is a good story, well executed. (less)
Who is tally’s best friend in the book Uglies?
Peris, Tally’s best friend, is three months older than Tally and thus has become a Pretty. He helps Tally decide to betray Shay. His Ugly nickname was Nose. Ellie Youngblood is Tally’s mother who helps Tally decide to turn in Shay.